Brunswick Area School News 4-14-21

Superintendent’s Blog – Science in Action

Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban’s Off the Cuff topic this week is Science in Action.

Some students may ask why they need to study science. COVID-19 may prove to be one answer as scientists continue to study the disease that has kept the world in pandemic mode for more than a year. Scientists have been essential to battling COVID-19.

Read today’s blog: superintendent.fcps.org.

Please share your views and ideas about blog topics through FCPS social media links at the site or via email to superintendent@fcps.org


Reminder: Parent Preference Survey, 2021-22 SY / Encuesta de Preferencia de Padres, 2021-22 SY

English: FCPS is planning for all students to return to school in-person five days per week in the next school year, 2021-2022. An all-virtual option will be offered as well. All planning will be in accordance with recommended health and safety guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local health departments. We need to hear from you about your preference for your child’s learning model in the next school year. By filling out the survey, you are not committing your child to a particular learning model at this time. This information is critical for planning purposes only.

Please complete the survey for each child you have enrolled in an FCPS school: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentPref2122  The survey closes on April 16.

Spanish: FCPS tiene previsto que todos los estudiantes regresen a la escuela en persona cinco días a la semana durante el próximo año escolar, 2021-2022. También se ofrecerá una opción totalmente virtual. Toda la planificación se realizará de acuerdo con las pautas de salud y seguridad recomendadas por los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), así como por los departamentos de salud estatales y locales. Necesitamos saber su preferencia por el modelo de aprendizaje de su hijo en el próximo año escolar. Al completar la encuesta, no compromete a su hijo con un modelo de aprendizaje en particular en este momento. Esta información es fundamental solo para fines de planificación.

Complete la encuesta para cada niño que tenga inscrito en una escuela de FCPS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentPref2122  La encuesta se cierra el 16 de abril.


BMS Survey – Learning Model for Next Year 

FCPS is planning for all students to return to school in-person five days per week in the next school year, 2021-2022. An all-virtual option will be offered as well. All planning will be in accordance with recommended health and safety guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local health departments. We need to hear from you about your preference for your child’s learning model in the next school year. By filling out the survey, you are not committing your child to a particular learning model at this time. This information is critical for planning purposes only.

Please complete the survey for each child you have enrolled in an FCPS school: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentPref2122  The survey closes on April 16.


BES PTO Fundraiser- Hershey Park Tickets

Looking to bring the fun back for 2021? BES PTO is selling Hershey Park tickets.

Hershey Park reopened this weekend and is welcoming people back to for a bigger than ever safe fun family experience.

The BES PTO is selling discounted tickets that will be (new this year) good for the entire 2021 season! From once we get tickets until 1/2/2022.

Tickets are $40, that’s a discount of over $34 off the gate price.

Tickets will be available for pick up around 5/17/2021

To purchase, click HERE.

Any questions please contact Brunswickpto@gmail.com


Brunswick High School Spring Sports Tryouts

BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS TRY-OUTS BEGIN SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021

Student athletes participating in try-outs will need to complete the following:

*****STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN RTP PRACTICES AND HAVE ALL THE ABOVE PAPERWORK AND ONLINE SPRING REGISTRATION ARE COMPLETE******

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE THE ABOVE AGAIN!!!

TRY-OUT SCHEDULE SATURDAY 4/17/21:

JV Baseball:  10:00am Baseball Field

Varsity Baseball:  12:00pm  Baseball Field

Varsity/JV Softball:  9:00am Softball Field

Girls JV/Varsity Lacrosse:  9:00am Field behind the school

Boys JV/Varsity Lacrosse:  12:00pm Lower field behind the school

MONDAY 4/19/21:

Boys/Girls Tennis: 2:45pm  Tennis Courts

Boys/Girls Outdoor Track:  2:30 Stadium

5/3/21:

Unified Track 2:30pm  Stadium

Please contact athletic director Jonathan.jarrett@fcps.org if you have questions.


BHS announcements for April 13, 2021 are available at: https://youtu.be/eS7T-NMKJH8


Reminder: FCPS Transition Fair for High School Students

The 25th annual FCPS “Life After High School” Transition Fair starts on April 19 and registration is now underway. This free, virtual event is for high school students who have an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or a 504 plan. The fair is for those who plan to attend college as well as students who will go directly into the workforce after graduating from high school.

For more information and to register please click here for English or here for Spanish.


REMINDER: Board of Education seeks applicants for Racial Equity Committee

The Board of Education of Frederick County is seeking applicants for its Racial Equity Committee. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 19, 2021.

If interested in applying, your application letter should include your name, address, telephone number and email address. Applicants should also include an attached resume. In your letter, answer the following:

1. Explain your desire to participate on this committee.
2. What experiences do you possess in working with groups to achieve goals partially established by others?
3. Describe your background or experiences in working to mitigate inequities and the specific skills you would bring to this committee.
4. What expectations do you have for a committee of this nature? Explain how you believe this committee will impact Frederick County Public Schools.
5. To apply for a position on the Racial Equity Committee, please submit a letter of application to boe.committees@fcps.org, or submit a hardcopy to:

Board of Education of Frederick County
c/o Kathryn Fostik, Executive Assistant to the Board
191 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Applications will be accepted through April 19.The BOE will approve and appoint members to the Racial Equity Committee at its May 12 Board meeting.


FCPS Challenges Program to Change Name

The Frederick County Public Schools Challenges Program will soon be changing its name to either Communication Connections or Expressions, and we would love your vote, and feedback, on the final selection.

The Challenges Program provides integrated support to students with autism and/or severe communication disorders.

A workgroup was organized to create a new moniker that would not only embody the purpose of the program, but would also evoke a sense of optimism associated with positive student outcomes. The group discussed many possibilities, settling on two names. The public is being asked to weigh in.

If you would like to vote for your preference, please visit the following weblink to do so: https://pubforms.fcps.org/view.php?id=81174.

Voting will close April 16.

Jim Castle
Posted by: Jim Castle